Simon C.

Chief Executive | Manufacturing | Consumer Goods | Textile

United Kingdom

Having just completed eight hugely enjoyable years as CEO of Johnstons of Elgin , I am now keen to use this knowledge and experience within another challenge. Expanding the company’s reputation within...see more

  • Fashion & Apparel
  • Textile & Fabrics


  • Pre-vetted expert
  • Confirmed hourly rate
  • Available on short notice



Textile Industry Leadership Group (Scotland)
3 years
Current position
Jan 2020 - Present
The Textile ILG reflects the size and diversity of the fashion and textile industry in Scotland. It exists to create a broad strategy for the industry in Scotland and acts as an interfa...see more

Board Member

Skills & Enterprise Strategic Board for Scotland
3 years
Current position
Jan 2020 - Present
The Strategic Board was created in November 2017 in response to the Enterprise and Skills Review. Its objective is to align and co-ordinate the activities of Scotland's enterprise and s...see more

Board Member

UK Fashion and Textile Association
4 years
Current position
Apr 2019 - Present
The UK Fashion & Textile Association (UKFT) is the largest network for fashion and textile companies in the UK. We bring together designers, manufacturers, suppliers, agents and retaile...see more

Board Member

Sustainable Fibre Alliance
8 years
Current position
Jan 2015 - Present
Supporting the work of the SFA to enhance the sustainability of the cashmere supply chain.

Visiting Professor

Robert Gordon University
8 years
Current position
Jan 2015 - Present
Robert Gordon University, commonly called RGU, is a public university in the city of Aberdeen, Scotland.

Chief Executive

Johnstons of Elgin
9 years
Current position
Nov 2013 - Present
I joined Johnstons of Elgin as CEO in 2013 and saw immediately that, with its existing infrastructure, the company had all the required ingredients to be truly ground-breaking in its mo...see more

President Colored Sinks

3 years
Feb 2011 - Oct 2013
I was employed to head up of a group of three companies involved in the manufacturing of kitchen sinks in Scotland, Slovakia and The Netherlands with a combined turnover of £35 million....see more


13 years
Current position
Apr 2010 - Present
YPO is an American-based worldwide leadership community of chief executives with approximately 29,000 members in more than 130 countries, according to the organization's 2019 YPO intern...see more

Head of Strategic Marketing

Franke Kitchen
10 months
Apr 2010 - Feb 2011
I took over the management of the group’s brand and product portfolio which was previously organised on a local basis. During a ten-month role based in our Switzerland head office, I e...see more

Managing Director

Carron Phoenix Ltd.
2 years
Mar 2008 - Apr 2010
In under two years a fantastic team managed to move Carron Phoenix into profitability for the first time since its separation as a commercial organisation and in the middle of a devasta...see more

Industries, roles and expertise

Industry experience

  • Fashion & Apparel
  • Textile & Fabrics


  • Business Strategy
  • Leadership
  • Change Management
  • Business Development
  • Marketing
  • Marketing Strategy
  • B2B
  • Coaching
  • Sales
  • Business Planning
  • Product Marketing
  • Sales Management
  • Account Management
  • Strategy Development
  • Marketing Research
  • Brand Management
  • Product Development